A Day In My Life · Motivation

My Goals For 2018

This year I didn’t make a resolution, and I find myself content with that decision. Yes there are things I would like to accomplish this year, however I don’t feel the need to stress myself by making those goals a must. If they happen, they happen, and if I don’t complete those goals I’m happy with that as well.

Personal Goals

If you’ve read my previous post you will know that a lot has changed in my life over the past couple of months that I have been absent. I had a stalker, moved in with my boyfriend, got engaged a month later, and even got a cat. This year my goals, not just the personal ones, are going to be different because it’s not just me anymore.

More than anything this year I want to continue to focus on being happy and loving myself. It’s something that I’ve had my struggles with over the years, but I can honestly say that I’ve improved the way I feel about myself greatly. That’s one thing I don’t want to lose.

Another thing I would like to focus on is being a good wife. I know what you’re thinking, you just got engaged so why are you getting married so soon? My future husband and I have a whole plan. What we are going to do is go to our local courthouse to apply for a marriage license and get married there. We’re doing that because we financially can’t afford a traditional wedding right now. So, we’re going to put money aside for the wedding that we want.

That all being said within the next two weeks I will be a happily married woman. So I want to focus on our relationship and make sure that I make him as happy as he makes me.

Fitness Goals

2017 was hard on my body. Between me getting sick or dealing with the unfortunate effects of my birth control it was hell. That’s being said I would like to either maintain my current weight or even lose a couple of pounds. I’m not looking to train for aesthetics I just want to be healthy.

Author Goals

This year I would like to complete 4 projects. I have everything all planned out and plotted. I just have to do it.

That being said I would also like to make more time for my writing. I’m in a whole different atmosphere now, and I feel so more at piece, so I want to get back on my grind. I want to push out the words because it makes me happy and I love it.

Towards the end of the year I would like to publish a novella for Christmas. If that doesn’t happen, I do plan on self publishing my first full length novel in March of 2019.

So those are my major goals for this year, what are yours?

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New Year, New Me

What’s Been Going On

I kind of went MIA on all social media platforms. Slowly I’m coming back, but it’s a process. The reason behind it was the fact that I was scared for my own personal safety.

If you’re a regular follower of mine, you would’ve seen my posts become sporadic before I completely dropped off the map. A guy that I had been friends with became obsessed with me. He harassed me and stalked me constantly. I blocked him on all platforms that I could find him on, but he still managed to find me.

I went silent in order to avoid conflict. To keep myself and family safe. Who knew what he would see me post, and who knew if it would cause him to lose it? I do tend to use this platform as a form of online diary to document my progress in my endeavors, help others, and share the things I enjoy. I just wanted to play it safe.

Big Changes

A lot has happened in my personal life. By a lot I mean a lot.

I moved. Again something that partially involved my own personal safety but only partially. Only partially because I got engaged.

I’ve never been so happy and content. I’m marrying the man of my dreams.

As some of you may also know, I’m a pre medical student. I just finished my first semester in college with a 4.0 GPA. I didn’t think it was possible for me, not with all of the chaos that was going on in my life, but I did it.

Aside from that I am still writing. I’ve been able to complete and entire manuscript and I’ve started another. I’ve been plotting out future projects as well. I’m also setting money aside for the publication process.

So What Happens Now?

Well I’m not exactly sure. I want to get back to blogging a couple of times a week. It’s definitely my goal but we will see what happens.

The content that I will be posting will be the same general content that I was posting before.

I know that I will be posting again tomorrow, most likely, with my goals for 2018.

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On Writing · Writing tips

On Writing | 6 Reasons Why Reading Is Essential For Writers

I’m sure you all have heard that in order to progress as a writer you must read. You might think that it isn’t as nessecary as everyone makes it out to be, but I can assure you that it one of the best things you can do to improve your craft. 

Why reading is such an important part of being a writer goes much further than you might think. Here are some key point to keep in mind of why it is so important. 

  • You are exposed to many different genres
  • You are exposed to many different styles of writing
  • Say you wanted to write a book but didn’t know exactly how, you can get ideas from the way other authors have written similar topics
  • Reading can inspire you
  • Reading can widen your vocabulary 
  • You can find popular tropes within your niche

Those are just six examples of why reading is important to us writers, but the list goes on and on. There are so many benefits to it. 

Speaking from experience I feel like reading has genuinely helped me better my writing skills. If you follow me on here quite regularly then you know I read a lot of different books. I think that’s another key factor. If you read “easy” books, or those within your comfort zone, it is harder for you to grow. 

I hope that some of you found that this post helped you in some way. If it has let me know! I love connecting with fellow writers. 

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Daily Writing Update (17)

Well hey there guys, it’s been a minute. Sorry for my absence. To sum it up; I’ve been writing, quite a lot actually, and I’ve been depressed. These past few weeks have been rough, and it is still rough. It’s hard to get up every morning, and it’s hard to be functional. But I’m making progress, and I really think my writing has helped a lot. I’ve been able to escape through the worlds I’ve created, and I’m so thankful that I was blessed with a computer and scrivener. They are my besties. 

So now onwards to the wordage!

I finished chapter 14 and have made great progress on 15. Totaling up as 437 words. I’m not done yet, but it’s tomorrow here.  So, technically these were yesterday’s words. 

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Daily Writing Update (9)

So I’ve been absent on her for a little while. Not nearly as long as I have been in the past, thank God, but I have been absent. I’m sorry about that. I’ve been dealing with a hell of a lot of stuff. I got sick, people ended up in the hospital, I had to help those people out, I have school, and tests, and homework, and I have to go to they gym everyday. 

And you know what, before I knew it everything had gotten away from me. I was caught up in everyone else’s lives, and had no time left for myself. My priorities slipped from me, and I’m pissed at myself for letting that happen. 

However, I would like to say that I wrote today. I actually wrote productive words. 1,100 of them so far today. I’m very please with myself. I’m taking it one day at a time, so I don’t get overwhelmed, but I will be back in the swing of things. I just have to find my balance again. 

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Today’s Outcome

Picking up speed over here, and I’ve also been hitting down my next projects in the order I want to complete them. In sort of a business plan fashion. Not a lot to report, but I’ve been busy. 

Plans For Tomorrow 

Tomorrow I’d like to buckle down, and get a couple thousand word out. We’ll have to see though, because I have a list of things I have to do. 

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The Last Four Days

I haven’t been doing much of anything these past few days. It’s that time of the month, if you know what I mean, and the pain has been nearly unbearable. Today has been better though, and because of that I have been able to get some stuff done. Not much.  But some. To me something little accomplished is better then laying in bed all day in pain. 

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Today’s Outcome

Today was pretty good as far as my writing goes. I got 478 words done on the prequel, and added in a new twist that I think will make things much more interesting. 

Plans For Tomorrow

Well I have a lot to type up. Like thousands of words. I also want to maybe finish the prequel tomorrow. I wanted to finish it today, but I added the new twist and things took off. 

What are your writing plans for tomorrow?